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Search: Posts Made By: BOB.WHITTAKER
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd March 2019, 14:24
Replies: 88
Views: 14,336
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
Don't forget the Hedemora V18A , Dive Support...

Don't forget the Hedemora V18A , Dive Support Vessel Uncle John had five of
them with provision to retrofit a sixth . However both crew and management had
the opinion there was enough trouble...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 20th January 2019, 19:54
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
Sea hazard

I don't think scanning would be practical as there are some 110 pages . More to the point my keyboard / transmittal skills are severely limited , I will consult with the
younger members of my...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 17th January 2019, 00:47
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
Sea hazard ( 1939 - 1945 )

I have a slim A5 sized book entitled " Sea hazard ( 1939 - 1945 ) " , this gives
a listing of vessels lost or damaged under the Houlder flag with crew listings and
descriptions of the action ....
Forum: The Engine Room 12th August 2018, 22:29
Replies: 115
Views: 37,625
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
I never sailed with the AO engines but I read a...

I never sailed with the AO engines but I read a lengthy article in the IMarE
" Transactions " which must have been at least 35 years ago , where reference was made regards Lub Oil consumption ....
Forum: Bulk Carriers 3rd August 2018, 21:53
Replies: 1,090
Views: 188,002
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
GENTLEMEN I hate...

GENTLEMEN
I hate to be pedantic but it is GAMLEN not GAMLIN , I
checked on Wikipedia !
Regards the Derbyshire the Furness Bridge and sister ships , I...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 13th July 2018, 22:25
Replies: 112
Views: 31,794
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
Les Wright AKA " SPIKE" Sadly Les , a...

Les Wright AKA " SPIKE"
Sadly Les , a stalwart of both the deepsea fleet and the rigs, both the " Semis " and the " Jack ups " , passed away on Wednesday 11th July . He was a dedicated ,...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 6th January 2018, 22:09
Replies: 6
Views: 1,758
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
Alan Tyler

LEO , when or if you get any details of the families wishes can you let me know .
Either PM me , or direct at [email protected] .
...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th September 2017, 10:00
Replies: 57
Views: 3,847
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
I read this report on 4th September already being...

I read this report on 4th September already being aware of the incident .
The final paragraph on page 37 of the report sums up the situation and highlights the failings of the so called " Risk...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 14th May 2017, 09:32
Replies: 2
Views: 1,815
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
Uncle john

SWING THAT LAMP

An enjoyable afternoon on Saturday 13th May , four of us met up Jerry Puckett / Kevin Campbell / Mike Boland / Bob Whittaker, and wives , at chez Boland in Wetherby . From my...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 13th December 2016, 20:13
Replies: 31
Views: 18,852
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
Hi there Colin , not...

Hi there Colin ,
not much to add other than I am in regular email and telephone contact with Mike Boland , there's a man that hasn't changed over the years , and...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 8th September 2016, 23:46
Replies: 1,090
Views: 188,002
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
Coffin Class

Fortunately I have only good memorys of this class of ship, being with Houlders / Furness I sailed on two of them as Second Engineer . These were the Sir John Hunter ( With my wife Hazel ) and the ...
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd July 2016, 06:23
Replies: 62
Views: 7,790
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
Variable Pitch

We all know exactly what is being refered to as " Variable Pitch " in
this thread .
Forum: The Engine Room 17th July 2016, 10:22
Replies: 62
Views: 7,790
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
KaMeWa Side Thrusters DSV Uncle John Feed ...

KaMeWa Side Thrusters DSV Uncle John
Feed back , to give actual pitch position from the hub mechanism to the Hunting Mechanism on the hydraulic control unit , was from a bearing in the centre...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th July 2016, 11:42
Replies: 62
Views: 7,790
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
Dive Support Vessel " Uncle John " had eight...

Dive Support Vessel " Uncle John " had eight variable pitch propellors , two for ahead and astern and six for sideways , electricaly driven with 6kv motors from five V18 Hedemora diesel driven...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 17th June 2016, 20:16
Replies: 22
Views: 5,600
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
Reply to PAUL BOULTON ex BAY DRILLER from...

Reply to PAUL BOULTON ex BAY DRILLER from Bob Whittaker .
Hi Paul , I think we all knew The Bay Driller was a good job , crew change
out of Blackpool with a 15 minute heli flight,...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th March 2016, 23:36
Replies: 275
Views: 54,618
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
Regards the MAIB report and the and it's purpose...

Regards the MAIB report and the and it's purpose being " To make
reccomendations to avoid similar incidents ". When will those be
made and implemented. I stated previously attitudes and procedures...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th March 2016, 20:59
Replies: 275
Views: 54,618
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
A news item I read today about the enquiry into...

A news item I read today about the enquiry into the incident
stated that the findings were that no one body or person was
to blame.

What has happened to " The Buck Stops Here ". I realise
I am...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 10th March 2016, 10:55
Replies: 31
Views: 18,852
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
Following a serious engine room fire the Uncle...

Following a serious engine room fire the Uncle John has been laid up for some time. I hear that Caldive are now bankrupt and that the Uncle John was auctioned as part of the proceedings realising...
Forum: The Bridge 24th December 2015, 17:13
Replies: 22
Views: 5,747
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
Alcohol

I went from Deepsea to Offshore in 1976 where it was obviously
" Dry ". This in my opinion was the only way to run the job and in
many ways would be to advantage if it was applied in other areas ...
Forum: The Bridge 22nd December 2015, 21:41
Replies: 71
Views: 12,551
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
Firearms

Onboard P.S.N.C. MV Somers Isle alongside in Antofagasta about 1965-66. Myself ( Jnr. Eng.)Terry Ramsden (3rd. Eng )and Pete Keegan (Deck Cadet) were partaking of a glass or two of Chilean red from...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 19th November 2015, 22:46
Replies: 41
Views: 7,064
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
Big Diesels

Nothing more satisfying, be it Doxford / B+W / MAN / Sulzer, single
or double acting, than when you got it to :-

" Start on a phart " ! ! !

Bob Whittaker
Forum: Houlder Brothers 17th November 2015, 12:59
Replies: 112
Views: 31,794
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
Tom Scott

"Tom the welder ", a long time stalwart on the Semis and the Jack-Ups
passed away on Sunday 15th of November. I worked with him for a
good number of years on the Bay Driller and also the Shelf...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 9th July 2014, 22:31
Replies: 13
Views: 3,010
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
The Bootle Arms, the landlord had a pick axe...

The Bootle Arms, the landlord had a pick axe handle as a " Hurry up " stick ! !
Bob Whittaker
Forum: The Engine Room 1st July 2014, 21:04
Replies: 21
Views: 4,640
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
My worst experience was a pair of " Totectors "...

My worst experience was a pair of " Totectors " on a triple Rotterdam / Brazil / Japan / Australia / Rotterdam . After 12 months the steel toecaps were loose in both boots , I misjudged the first...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 26th April 2014, 20:29
Replies: 112
Views: 31,794
Posted By BOB.WHITTAKER
DAVE WHELAN One of Houlder Marine Drilling...

DAVE WHELAN One of Houlder Marine Drilling stalwarts passed away Tues/Weds of this week 22/23 of April 2014 . Dave was a sound bloke with a dry sense of humour , I had some 6 - 7 years with him...
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